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SteamBoy could bring PC gaming to your pocket with a handheld Steam Machine

The first Steam Machines gaming computers featuring Valve’s SteamOS operating system are expected to launch in 2015. But if you thought SteamOS was only designed to bring PC games to the living room with the help of gaming desktop PCs, the folks behind the SteamBoy hope to prove you wrong. They’re working on a handheld […]

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Valve’s Steam Machines gaming PCs launch pushed back to 2015

Game maker and gaming platform operator Valve says the first Steam Machines gaming PCs will probably launch in 2015, not this year as had been expected. The company is developing a Linux-based operating system called SteamOS which is tied to the company’s Steam game store, as well as a Steam Controller game controller which is designed to make […]

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Lilbits (1-23-2014): Talking to Chrome

Google Android users can search the web or launch actions on their phones or tablets by tapping a microphone icon and then speaking. If you have a Google Nexus 5 or other supported device you don’t even have to tap — just say “OK Google” to get started (when you’re on the home screen). A […]

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Lilbits (12-19-2013): Steam Machine prototype teardown

Gaming platform provider Steam recently announced plans to launch its own Linux-based operating system and partner with PC makers to offer gaming PCs meant for your living room. Eventually we’ll see multiple Steam Machines in a range of shapes and sizes and with varying levels of performance. As a beta test though, Valve recently sent […]

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Lilbits (12-16-2013): Paranoid Android aims to make Google’s software better

Google might develop new versions of Android behind closed doors, but after (nearly) every build is launched, Google releases the source code. That’s prompted independent developers to pore of the code, looking for ways to fine tune Google’s mobile operating system. Paranoid Android is a custom version of Android based on Google’s source code. The […]

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Lilbits (12-11-2013): Setting Windows Phone, RT free (for device makers)

It’s hard to compete with free. Google currently dominates the smartphone space by giving away its Android operating system for free to anyone that wants to install it. If Google makes money from Android, it’s largely due to revenue from apps sold in the Play Store and the increased use of Google services by Android […]

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Valve’s Steam Controller rethinks gamepads, coming to Steam Machines next year

Valve plans to launch a platform that could chance the face of PC gaming in 2014. SteamOS is a Linux-based operating system designed for PC gaming in the living room. Users will be able to access thousands of games through the Steam Platform while sitting on a couch. Meanwhile, the company is partnering with hardware […]

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Valve Steam Machines gaming desktops coming in 2014, limited beta starts sooner

Valve introduced a new operating system called SteamOS this week. It’s a Linux-based operating system designed to bring games and media to the living room. But you need a decent computer to do that. Enter Steam Machines. Valve says it’s working with hardware partners to deliver a variety of gaming machines in 2014. But to […]

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Valve introduces Steam OS: Game-centric operating system for living room PCs

Valve’s Steam software makes it easy to purchase and download some of the top video games on a variety of platforms. Steam runs on Windows and Mac computers, and the company recently launched Steam for Linux. Now Valve is going one step further and releasing its own Linux-based operating system called SteamOS. You’ll be able […]